Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team competition testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, four-person teams compete by answering multiple-choice questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories.

This year’s topics were announced in mid-September! The Official Study Guide — the primary resource to help students and teachers prepare for the topics covered in the timed question-and-answer AWQ competitions hosted by local Councils — will be released in October.

WACNJ competition will take place in february.

Check Back in november for The exact date, Time, and location.

2019-2020 AWQ Topics

  • U.S.-Russia Relations

  • Country in Focus: South Korea

  • Preventing Extremism in Fragile States

  • Oceans: The World's Garbage Dump

  • Great Decisions

    • Refugees and Global Migration

    • The Middle East: Regional Disorder

    • Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

    • The Rise of Populism in Europe

    • Decoding U.S.-China Trade

    • Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

    • The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

    • State of the State Department and Diplomacy

  • Brexit and the EU

  • China's Belt & Road Initiative

  • Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Qatar and the Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

  • Current Events